About MCSS

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational organization. It is a network of social studies educators who work at every level of schooling. They communicate with each other through publications and meetings. They broaden their communication by working with related professional associations, government, and private agencies.

Message from the President

Dear Colleagues, My name is Rob Powers and I am the incoming President of the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies. I am a National Board Certified Teacher and I currently serve as the K-12 Social Studies Coordinator for the Plymouth Public Schools...

MCSS on the Internet

In 2012, the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies took an important step. The organization created this Web site. It is a beginning. In 2013, the NERC44 conference was able to add an on line registration option. In addition, we're trying...

Who We Are

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational organization. It is a network of social studies educators who work at every level of schooling. They communicate with each other through publications...

MCSS By-Laws

MCSS By-Law Revisions Accepted & Adopted June 2022

Our Mission

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies is the state affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies and an associate of the New England History Teachers Association. The purposes of MCSS are to: Provide a professional organization...

Board Members

2021-2022 MCSS Board of Directors February 2022 Executive Board President – Rob Powers - Plymouth Public Schools Secretary – Karen Albano - Northhampton Public Schools Treasurer – Eileen Shacochis Executive Director – Kathleen Babini ...

State/Local Councils

MCSS also works with local councils that serve regions of the state. Representatives of these councils sit on the MCSS Board of Directors as voting members. Local councils provide programs for their members several times a year; these programs enhance...